Through community partnerships, we seek to develop a network of volunteers who provide meaningful responses to the needs created by senseless acts of violence in North Carolina.

Volunteer Impact in 2023

We are grateful for the dedicated support we receive from volunteers who care deeply about our work in support of families who have had a loved one taken from them.


Hours of direct court advocacy


Hours of Memorial Garden beautification


Hours of clerical support


Hours of support with community events

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Memorial Garden

Several times a year, we hold Memorial Garden beautification events. Anyone interested in volunteering can join. Volunteers, especially loved ones of homicide victims, find it meaningful and beneficial on their life journey.

No prior gardening experience is necessary.

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Homicide Advocacy Project Volunteer

We engage a network of volunteers to address the advocacy needs of victims and survivors in communities across North Carolina.

The mission of the project is to engage and equip volunteers from across North Carolina, empowering them to serve and advocate for members of their communities who have been harmed by violence.

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Court Accompaniment

Provide emotional and practical support to victim/survivors by being present with them during the murder trial and/or plea hearings.

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Comfort Through Conversation

Engage in listening and conversation that supports the natural grief process.

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Court Support Liaison

Communicate with victim/survivors to relay court support information.

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Clerical Support

Help with various clerical tasks assigned by NCVAN staff.

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Assemble Court Care Kits

Assemble care packages to support co-victims while in court.

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5K Walk/Run

Help with various event tasks assigned by NCVAN staff.